The Holiness of Hobbitry

Tolkien’s Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle-earth by Craig Bernthal. Angelico Press, 2014. Paperback, 316 pages, $17. In 1999, Joseph Pearce lamented that J. R. R. Tolkien “is not generally perceived to be one of the key protagonists of the Catholic...
A Conservative Manifesto for Europe

A Conservative Manifesto for Europe

Zeitgeist & Headwinds: A Conservative Manifesto [Original German: Zeitgeist und Gegenwind—Ein konservatives Manifest] by Florian Stumfall. Hemau, Germany: Tangrintler Medienhaus, 2011. Hardcover, 243 pages, €25. Florian Stumfall is a seasoned Christian German...

On Cocktail Time

In 1958, P. G. Wodehouse published Cocktail Time, one of his “Uncle Fred books.” Bertram Wilberforce Wooster does not appear in this book, nor does Jeeves, but Bertie’s friend “Pongo” Twistleton does, as well as a butler by the name of Albert Peasemarch. Pongo’s Uncle...

Unequal Victors

A conversation with Michael Neiberg. In Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe the award-winning historian Michael Neiberg recounts in vivid detail the extraordinary drama behind the most historic and important diplomatic meeting between world...

Why Secular Liberalism Isn’t Liberal

John Gray, René Girard, and the return of tribal religion I stuck around St. Petersburg When I saw it was a time for a change Killed the czar and his ministers Anastasia screamed in vain … Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name, oh yeah Ah, what’s puzzling you Is...

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